Notes from today's Release Meeting(s)
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Wed Jul 30 00:49:23 EDT 2008
Michael Stone wrote:
> 5. Separately, I wish we were receiving even more volunteer testing. Can you
> help out? Fame, glory, and the undying gratitude of hundreds of thousands of
> children await you!
Background: I'm just a G1G1. I don't have a "Developer key", but on my
own initiative I installed candidate-703 and candidate-708 using
olpc-update and provided some feedback and bug reports.
> What would make it easier for you?
> I gather that having the nominated Wednesday build helps
Is this "nominated Wednesday build" going to be a candidate build that
mere users can install using olpc-update, or do I need the fabled bronze
"Developer key" to become a joyride-like tester of nominated 8.2 builds?
> and that cloning/updating the "Friends in Testing"
> page would be useful.
I'd never heard of <http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Friends_in_testing>
I did sign up for
> Several folks (rsmith and cscott) suggested making at least a
> devel-announce list for this sort of traffic. Would that help?
I think once OLPC has a candidate build that people can install using
olpc-update and has been "smoke-tested", then it can publicize it on
planet.laptop.org, olpcnews.com, forum.laptop.org, etc. Another mailing
list won't help as much to get the word out.
>> I believe you really need some dedicated person as liaison between
>> sugarlabs/1cc and outside testing and development volunteers.
I'm not so sure. If you want more testing, just publicize as above. I
didn't hear about candidate builds until I started following devel and
figured out the wiki's green "Latest Releases" box. Mozilla does fine
with self-selected groups of self-builders, nightly testers, alpha
testers, beta testers, etc., I don't think they have any such liaison
>> Anyway I'll try to test whatever build you nominate tomorrow.
Me too, especially if there's clarity about olpc-update vs. the fabled
> Thanks so much!
No, thank you!
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